Sunoco Pipeline L.P. (SPLP) and Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) have announced the commencement of a binding Open Season for its Mariner East 2 Expansion Project. This Open Season is for expanded capacity on the Mariner East 2 system which will be able to transport additional volumes of petroleum products, including natural gas liquids and condensate from processing facilities built in the liquid-rich Marcellus and Utica Shale areas in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Eastern Ohio to Sunoco Logistics’ Marcus Hook Industrial Complex on the Delaware River.
The Open Season offers service for ethane, propane, butane, C3+, natural gasoline and condensate depending upon customer interest. Refined product movements will be considered if there is sufficient customer interest. The Mariner East 2 Expansion Project is expected to commence operations as early as 2017. Subject to the terms of the Open Season, priority service will be available to shippers making long term volume commitments during the Open Season.
Highlights of Mariner East 2 Expansion Project
- Potential Priority Service Shippers would have the ability to make a volume commitment to the Mariner East 2 Expansion Project for ethane, propane, butane, C3+, natural gasoline or condensate or any combination of such products.
- SPLP will consider providing refined product service as part of the Mariner East 2 Expansion Project if there is sufficient shipper interest in such service.
- Subject to regulatory approval, the committed volumes of Priority Service Shippers would not be subject to prorationing under ordinary operating conditions.
- Priority Service Shippers would not be exposed to construction cost risk on their volume commitments.
- It is anticipated that the Mariner East 2 Expansion Project would be in-service for the transportation of ethane, propane, butane, C3+ and natural gasoline in 2017 and for condensate in 2017/2018.
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